One thing you see with living in the city is the idea of progressiverepetition. It builds toward something. It gets complex. It even becomes overwhelming. But as you get to know and learn about a city you start to see the textures and the patterns that persist. This is significant because human behavior is based on patterns. Everything around us that we touch is a reflection of that: our cities, our buildings, our transportation, and even our stores. All of these are an exoskeleton left by our behavior. Even when we aren't physically present in the urban environment, our life is echoed in the structures we build around us and in the patterns that we see. We are the network that builds an urban setting. Equally, when we, the network, are gone, these patterns become meaningless; they no longer have function.
We demolish and rebuild our cities just as we demolish and rebuild ourselves. Urban life allows for this constant reinvention and renewal. And it is the persistent patterns in our lives that connect us all. It is this essence that I hope to capture and explore through my architectural photography.